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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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WTA Boycotts....

In response to all of this talk about what the sisters should have done in response to the Peer debacle, I have one question for those that were around during the time of the Seles stabbing. Did it occur to the two finalists, Graf and someone that I dont remember, to boycott their final. In my mind that event is more cause for boycott than Peers situation. Your thoughts?
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Failing security and open discrimination are two totally different things.
One is more akin to an accident, the other is a premeditated act.
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I disagree. Even though the tourny had started at the point of Monica's stabbing, each finalist could have still taken a stand by refusing to play it. Isn't that essentially what boycotts about? Taking a stand against something one deems wrong, inappropriate,unacceptable.
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Re: WTA Boycotts....

The one you don't remember is Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, who defeated Graf 6-3, 6-3 to win the title.

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Boycott? how could they boycott in the middle of the tournament.
I think the appropriate action could have been suspend the whole
tournament. Because an active player during a match is stabbed on the court while playing. As a matter of sympathy it is deemed
necessary to do so.
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I disagree. Even though the tourny had started at the point of Monica's stabbing, each finalist could have still taken a stand by refusing to play it. Isn't that essentially what boycotts about? Taking a stand against something one deems wrong, inappropriate,unacceptable.
I don't really know what that would have achieved. And where do you stop with boycotts? Human rights violations are appalling in China - so how about criticizing all the players for not boycotting Beijing.

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i think it sucks big time, but life goes on. its not personal it's business. next thing you know you'd want them to suspend the rankings.

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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